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Thunderbolt Ross

Thunderbolt Ross
Real Name: Thaddeus E. Ross
Occupation: Military Officer
Birth Place: N/A
Identity: Public
Aliases: Red Hulk, Redeemer
Relatives: N/A
Group Affiliation: United States Armed Forces, Hulkbusters, Riot Squad, Avengers, Thunderbolts (Red Hulk team)
Base of Operations: N/A
Origin: Unknown
First Appearance
Incredible Hulk #1 (v1)
Gender: Male
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Eyes: N/A
Hair: N/A
Education: N/A
Universe: Earth-616
 
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Flashback Issue
 
 #1 (v1)
8: Incredible Hulk #1 (v1)
   
"The Hulk "
Witness the birth of the Jade Giant, the strongest mortal on earth! Is he man, monster, or both?
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Cover Date : May 1962
Release Date: March 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Attachments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Incredible Hulk #2 (v1)
10: Incredible Hulk #2 (v1)
   
"The Terror of the Toad Men! "
The Toad Men wish to invade Earth but first must capture the Earth's most intelligent mind in order to determine Earth's weaknesses. Little do they realize that by capturing Bruce Banner they also captured the Incredible Hulk!
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Cover Date : July 1962
Release Date: May 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Incredible Hulk #3 (v1)
16: Incredible Hulk #3 (v1)
   
"Banished to Outer Space "
Banished to outer space, Bruce Banner encounters the strange effects of cosmic rays causing a psychic link between him and his companion, Rick Jones. A link that will be put under the test with the Ringmaster's hypnotic ability.
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Cover Date : September 1962
Release Date: July 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #4 (v1) [A Story]
25: Incredible Hulk #4 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Monster and the Machine! "
Rick Jones, the only person to control the Hulk, has decided on using a gamma ray machine to turn him back into Bruce Banner. Can Rick change Banner back without killing him?
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Cover Date : November 1962
Release Date: September 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Incredible Hulk #5 (v1) [A Story]
33: Incredible Hulk #5 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Beauty and the Beast! "
In this double issue the Hulk faces off against two evil leaders! Tyrannus, once banished by Merlin a thousand years ago, still plots to take over the Earth. This time by capturing Betty Ross.
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Cover Date : January 1963
Release Date: November 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #5 (v1) [B Story]
34: Incredible Hulk #5 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Hordes of General Fang "
General Fang a deadly conqueror plans an attack on a small village of Lhasa in his quest for global supremacy.
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Cover Date : January 1963
Release Date: November 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Incredible Hulk #12 (v1)
46: Fantastic Four #12 (v1)
   
"The Incredible Hulk "
General Ross hires the Fantastic Four to defeat the Hulk, who he believes to be sabotaging Project 34. Can Banner convince them that it wasn't the Hulk but by a man called the Wrecker!
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Cover Date : March 1963
Release Date: December 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #6 (v1)
48: Incredible Hulk #6 (v1)
   
"The Metal Master! "
An invader from space calling himself the Metal Master seeks to rule the Earth, and his power to control metal might be too much for the Hulk alone. He might have to get some help from Rick Jones and his newly formed Teen Brigade!
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Cover Date : March 1963
Release Date: January 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Steve Ditko
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Incredible Hulk #5 (v1)
181: Avengers #5 (v1)
   
"The Invasion of The Lava Men! "
After battling the Hulk and his disappearance in New York. The Avengers disband to return to their personal lives. However this break is a short one as the Lava Men have finally decided to invade the surface world!
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Cover Date : May 1964
Release Date: March 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #59 (v1)
216: Tales to Astonish #59 (v1)
   
"Enter the Hulk "
Giant-man tries to reason with the Hulk to get him to rejoin the Avengers. He doesn't know that his old enemy, the Human Top, has turned the Hulk against him!
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Cover Date : September 1964
Release Date: June 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover:
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
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Tales to Astonish #60 (v1) [B Story]
337: Tales to Astonish #60 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Incredible Hulk "
Bruce Banner has created an indestructible robot but when he chases someone snooping outside his lab. The stress of the pursuit changes him into the Hulk!
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Cover Date : October 1964
Release Date: August 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Tales to Astonish #61 (v1) [B Story]
338: Tales to Astonish #61 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Captured at last! "
The Hulk continues his battle against Bruce Banner's creation, a robot that can withstand the power of an atom bomb!
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Cover Date : November 1964
Release Date: September 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Tales to Astonish #62 (v1) [B Story]
339: Tales to Astonish #62 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Enter... the Chameleon! "
The Hulk remains a prisoner of General Ross but the Chameleon seeks an alliance with the green behemoth by setting him free!
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Cover Date : December 1964
Release Date: October 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Tales to Astonish #63 (v1) [B Story]
340: Tales to Astonish #63 (v1) [B Story]
   
"A Titan Rides The Train! "
While transporting one of his inventions via train an android attacks, forcing Bruce Banner to become the Hulk. But who is responsible for this android?
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Cover Date : January 1965
Release Date: November 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Tales to Astonish #64 (v1) [B Story]
341: Tales to Astonish #64 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Horde of Humanoids "
Having failed to acquire Bruce Banner's invention the Leader sends a horde of Humanoids to collect his new target: the Hulk himself!
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Cover Date : February 1965
Release Date: December 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #66 (v1) [B Story]
343: Tales to Astonish #66 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Power of Doctor Banner! "
While escaping their communist prison, a European scientists sacrifices himself for the Hulk sending the green giant into a destructive rage. The American military believes that Banner has defected to the Communists and the Leader has decided to wait until the Hulk escapes the communists to make his next move.
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Cover Date : April 1965
Release Date: February 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #68 (v1) [B Story]
347: Tales to Astonish #68 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Back From the Dead! "
Banner returns to America and after he is pardoned and returned to Astra Isle to complete his experiment. The Leader has left an even larger number of Humanoids on the island to capture both the experiment and the Hulk!
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Cover Date : June 1965
Release Date: April 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #69 (v1) [B Story]
348: Tales to Astonish #69 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Trapped in the Lair of the Leader! "
Having been captured by the Leader and transported back to his hideout, the Hulk is soon awakes and does what Hulk does best. Smash!
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Cover Date : July 1965
Release Date: May 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #70 (v1) [B Story]
357: Tales to Astonish #70 (v1) [B Story]
   
"To Live Again "
After Banner has apparently died, Rick Jones tries to reanimate him by blasting him with gamma radiation, bringing out the Hulk with Banner's brains. In the meantime, the Leader has unleashed a 500 foot Humanoid.
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Cover Date : August 1965
Release Date: May 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #71 (v1) [B Story]
358: Tales to Astonish #71 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Like a Beast at Bay "
Hulk/Banner is just about to fight a 500 foot tall Humanoid when the U.S. military fires off a gigantic missile that renders it powerless. After this, the Leader offers Hulk a chance to join him and rule the world!
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Cover Date : September 1965
Release Date: June 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #72 (v1) [B Story]
359: Tales to Astonish #72 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Within the Monster Dwells a Man "
The Leader has rescued the Hulk from being captured by the U.S. military, but asks him to join in his war campaign against humanity.
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Cover Date : October 1965
Release Date: July 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #75 (v1) [B Story]
462: Tales to Astonish #75 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Not All My Power Can Save Me "
Hulk tries to rescue Rick Jones who is being held by the military, but is hit with a mysterious ray that's function nobody but Banner knows.
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Cover Date : January 1966
Release Date: October 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #76 (v1) [B Story]
463: Tales to Astonish #76 (v1) [B Story]
   
"I, Against a World "
The Hulk has been transported to the 25th century, but the people of that time aren't treating him much better than those of his own time. He goes on a rampage seeking a way back to the past, but first must face an old enemy.
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Cover Date : February 1966
Release Date: November 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Gil Kane
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #77 (v1) [B Story]
464: Tales to Astonish #77 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Bruce Banner is the Hulk! "
As the Hulk fights the Executioner in the future, Rick Jones is questioned by General Ross. Will he crack under pressure?
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Cover Date : March 1966
Release Date: December 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: John Romita Jr.
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #81 (v1) [B Story]
484: Tales to Astonish #81 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Stage is Set "
Banner tries to escape back to the surface world, while Boomerang has plans for stealing a top-secret weapon.
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Cover Date : July 1966
Release Date: April 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #82 (v1) [B Story]
485: Tales to Astonish #82 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Battle Cry of the Boomerang "
The Hulk faces off against Boomerang for possession of Betty Ross.
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Cover Date : August 1966
Release Date: May 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #83 (v1) [B Story]
487: Tales to Astonish #83 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Less Than Monster, More Than Man "
The Hulk keeps Betty safe and she begins to see him as more than a beast.
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Cover Date : September 1966
Release Date: June 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #84 (v1) [B Story]
497: Tales to Astonish #84 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Rampage in the City "
The Hulk heads to New York to ask for the Avengers assistance in finding Betty Ross.
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Cover Date : October 1966
Release Date: June 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #38
518: Smash #38
   
"Monster and the Matador! "
The Matador becomes an international sensation with his mastery in the arena. As he prepares to make plays towards using his fame to net himself power, the Hulk appears and creates havok.
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Cover Date : October 1966
Release Date: October 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer:
Art:
Cover:
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Smash #85 (v1) [B Story]
563: Tales to Astonish #85 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Missile and the Monster "
A foreign spy uses a device that alters the course of General Ross's Orion Missile so that it hits New York City where the Hulk is still roaming. Will the giant be able to stop the weapon before it destroys the city?
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Cover Date : November 1966
Release Date: August 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #86 (v1) [B Story]
564: Tales to Astonish #86 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Birth... of the Hulk-Killer "
Having diverted the deadly missile, The Hulk must now face a new danger activated by General Ross...The Hulk-Killer!
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Cover Date : December 1966
Release Date: September 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #87 (v1) [B Story]
565: Tales to Astonish #87 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Humanoid and the Hero "
The Hulk will need to rely on some unexpected help in his titanic struggle with The Hulk-Killer.
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Cover Date : January 1967
Release Date: October 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #88 (v1) [B Story]
566: Tales to Astonish #88 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Boomerang and the Brute "
The Hulk is denied a reprieve and must face an aggressive onslaught from a bitter enemy out for revenge.
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Cover Date : February 1967
Release Date: November 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Gil Kane
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #89 (v1) [B Story]
567: Tales to Astonish #89 (v1) [B Story]
   
"...Then There Shall Come a Stranger "
After a vicious battle with Boomerang, the Hulk is discovered by the Stranger who wants to wipe out humanity with the Hulk as a weapon.
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Cover Date : March 1967
Release Date: December 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Gil Kane
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #90 (v1) [B Story]
568: Tales to Astonish #90 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Abomination "
An enemy spy slips into General Ross's missile base and a monster is born.
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Cover Date : April 1967
Release Date: January 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Gil Kane
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #91 (v1) [B Story]
569: Tales to Astonish #91 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Whosoever Harms the Hulk "
The Hulk returns to the form of Bruce Banner and finds a way to lure the Abomination back to the missile base for an epic showdown.
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Cover Date : May 1967
Release Date: February 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Gil Kane
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #40 (v1)
617: Avengers #40 (v1)
   
"Suddenly...the Sub-Mariner! "
Captain America sneaks away from the Red Skull to warn the Avengers of the Cosmic Cube's power. As the group sets out to find the Cube, minus Wanda and Pietro, they run into Namor attacking a sub installation.
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Cover Date : May 1967
Release Date: March 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Don Heck
Cover: Don Heck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #92 (v1) [B Story]
644: Tales to Astonish #92 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Turning Point "
As Banner attempts to hide from the public, his alter ego begins to wish that he could find a place where he wouldn't be bothered. When the Hulk sees what he thinks is a spaceship, he finds the Silver Surfer.
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Cover Date : June 1967
Release Date: March 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Dan Adkins
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #97 (v1) [B Story]
758: Tales to Astonish #97 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Legions of the Living Lightning "
The Hulk is befriended by a group of people bent on manipulating the Hulk and using him to take down the Army.
 View Comic Details
 
Cover Date : November 1967
Release Date: August 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Marie Severin
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #98 (v1) [B Story]
759: Tales to Astonish #98 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Puppet and the Power "
The Hulk heads towards General Ross's base at the behest of the Living Lightning.
 View Comic Details
 
Cover Date : December 1967
Release Date: September 1967
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Marie Severin
Cover: Dan Adkins
Issue Has Comments
 
           
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